Wed, Nov 25 | Digital Broadcast

The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Price's E minor Symphony

For the first time ever, the Fabulous Philadelphians present the music of Florence Price. Tune in to hear the work that earned Price her famous 1933 debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Price's E minor Symphony

Time & Location

Nov 25, 2020, 8:00 PM EST – Nov 29, 2020, 11:00 PM EST
Digital Broadcast

About the Event

Program includes:

Barber Adagio for Strings 

Price Symphony No. 1

When Marian Anderson sang her landmark concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, she concluded with a spiritual arranged by Florence Price, then a practically unheard-of composer. Just a few years earlier, Price had become the first African-American woman to have a symphonic work performed by a major American orchestra. The hardships of Price’s unlikely journey from a post-Civil War South to the stage of the Chicago Symphony are summed up in one of her letters: “I have two handicaps—those of sex and race. I am a woman; and I have some Negro blood in my veins.” 

This month, the Philadelphia Orchestra presents Price’s groundbreaking Symphony No. 1.

Please note: All Digital Stage events begin with a performance premiere, streaming in real time. Following the performance premiere, the concert will be available for ticket holders to watch on demand for 72 hours.

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